In order to make a heart attack
diagnosis, the healthcare provider will work quickly to find out if you are having or have had a heart attack. He or she will ask a number of questions about your:
Your healthcare provider will also perform a physical exam looking for signs or symptoms of a heart attack
. He or she will also order certain tests or procedures. Initial tests will be quickly followed by heart attack treatment
if you are having a heart attack.
Tests for Diagnosing Heart Attacks
Tests for diagnosing heart attacks include:
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
An electrocardiogram is used to measure the rate and regularity of your heartbeat. A 12-lead EKG is used in diagnosing a heart attack.